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MolES Seminar: Dr. Lara Gamble (University of Washington)
MolES Seminar: Dr. Lara Gamble (University of Washington)
WhenTuesday, Oct 16, 2018, 1 – 2 p.m.
Campus locationMolecular Engineering (MOL)
Campus roomNanoES 181
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMolecular Engineering and Sciences

Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series

An Introduction to the Molecular Analysis Facility

The Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) is a fully staffed instrumentation facility located in the Molecular Engineering and Sciences building for users from the University of Washington, other universities, and industry. Capabilities include microscopy, spectroscopy, biophysics, and surface science. Users can be trained to independently perform experiments, or an experienced staff member can perform experiments for you. The MAF employs a group of full-time staff scientists with expertise that includes biology, chemistry, materials science, surface science, and nano-materials. In addition to performing experiments and training users, these scientists are available to consult on experimental design and finding the best technique to answer a scientific question. Existing and prospective users are encouraged to start a conversation with the staff about their research projects to help determine what techniques might best fit their analysis needs.  In this presentation, the capabilities of the MAF will be highlighted, including some input from MAF staff, and new instrumentation recently installed in the MAF will be discussed.

Bio: Lara Gamble is currently a Bioengineering Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) and has been on the faculty at UW since 2004.  She is also the Co-Director of the NIH NIBIB funded National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) and Associate Director of the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) at the UW.  Lara’s scientific research interests include surface modification and characterization, biomaterials, biosensors, and molecular imaging in 2D and 3D.  Lara has over 60 publications and has given many invited talks and tutorials on surface analysis. Dr. Gamble received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington.   She did her postdoctoral research at NESAC/BIO before taking a position at Zyomyx, Inc., a biotech startup in Fremont, CA.  Her time in industry was followed by a slight change of direction to work at the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) in Logon Utah before eventually returning to NESACBIO at the University of Washington.

This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a forum for active interdisciplinary discussions. These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty.…
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